Thursday, April 20, 2017

Look at these Cats!!!

 

Aren't these the cutest cats?!
Knittens is by Anita Jeram for Clothworks.
Click here to purchase online: Knittens





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dapper by Tim Holtz is here!



Inspired by worn textiles of a merchant tailor with the stylish nostalgia of timeless typography, Dapper captures a classic era in this new collection. The pattern and imagery are woven together in a neutral palette with a hint of faded color to inspire the most sophisticate and eclectic creations.

Dapper is by Tim Holtz for Coats.



Dapper - Street Maps

Dapper - Vintage Receipts

Dapper - Script

Dapper - Tape Measures & Cigar Box Labels

Dapper - Numbers

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Stacey Lee O’Malley

We hope you are enjoying making your Canadian Sampler Blocks!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

April's blocks are Parliament Gate by Stacey Lee O’Malley from SLOstudio and Snowflake by Kathy Schwartz & Lori Suss from Highway 10 Designs.

Parliament Gate
Stacey Lee O’Malley from SLOstudio

Parliament Gate by Stacey Lee O'Malley

Stacey Lee O’Malley is a modern quilter and sewing pattern designer living in Ottawa. Stacey’s patterns have been featured in Modern Patchwork Gifts, Make Modern Magazine and Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. 

 You can find out more about Stacey on Instagram or on her blog: SLOstudio.

Stacey Lee O'Malley from SLOstudio 

Inspiration for Parliament Gate 



This block is based on a stone motif in the gates at Canada's Parliament buildings. I live in Ottawa and work just a few blocks away from Parliament Hill, so I often walk around the grounds at lunch time. I'm always inspired by the architecture and the little details in iron work and stone carvings - and wanted to share a piece of this inspiration for The Canadian Sampler.



Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 
 

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Kathy Schwartz & Lori Suss

We hope you are enjoying making your Canadian Sampler Blocks!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

Kathy Schwartz and Lori Suss met in Flin Flon, Manitoba at a local guild meeting in 2003.  An instant friendship began and soon they were co-hosting guild programs that affectionately became known as the "Lori & Kathy Show" because of their completely different approaches to working on any project.

 In the fall of 2011 Lori moved to Dauphin and joined the local guild. The idea of designing their own quilt pattern to use as a Mystery project to be presented at both guilds is what sparked the start of their design business. From there Highway 10 Designs was born, named after the highway that connects their two towns. Now seven patterns later, the drive to create is stronger than ever and they are looking forward to seeing what is around the next corner for Highway 10 Designs. 

Visit their Facebook page where they share pictures of their quilts and quilts made by others using their patterns.

Lori Suss & Kathy Schwartz from Highway 10 Designs

Besides being pattern designers both are professional Longarm quilters—a dream that came true for Kathy in 2009 and for Lori in 2012.

Kathy is the owner of Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting located at Schist Lake near Flin Flon, MB. Visit her blog: Tamarack Shack

Lori is the owner of Night Owl Quilting and Dye Works located in Dauphin, MB. You can visit her blog: Night Owl Quilting & Dye Works  



Inspiration for Snowflake 

Lori and Kathy both grew up in Winnipeg and developed an appreciation for winter activities at a young age. Now as adults living in central (prairies) and northern (shield) Manitoba they still enjoy many winter activities like snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing or snow dyeing.  The Snowflake is a reflection of their love of winter and how they embrace Manitoba’s six months of snow each year.



Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.